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Technology Did Disney+ get hacked?

06:10  19 november  2019
06:10  19 november  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Did Disney+ get hacked ? Jefferson Graham. USA TODAY. The service, which launched last week Tuesday, amassed 10 million subscriptions in one day, but many still haven't been able to get through and sign up.

Disney+ had a rocky launch last week, with technical issues and customer service complaints galore. Now, it looks as though Disney+ has a hacking problem as An investigation by ZDNet found that hacked usernames and passwords for Disney+ accounts are being offered up for sale on dark web

The chatter on Twitter is fierce: Disney+, the newest streaming service, was hacked.

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Except that Disney says it wasn't.

The service, which launched last week, amassed 10 million subscriptions in one day, but many still haven't been able to get through and sign up. Tech news website ZDNET found accounts offered for sale on hacking forums.

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Disney says it takes the privacy and security of users’ data very seriously, "and there is no indication of a security breach on Disney+.”

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Hackers began hijacking accounts hours after Disney+ launched earlier this week.

On one hand, Disney was able to get 10 million users to sign up for its fledgling service, an impressive figure no matter how you look at it. The launch of Disney+ thus far has been something of a mixed bag. On one hand, Disney was Your customer reps are clueless and don’t know wth they’re doing .

Try telling that to the crowd on Twitter.

Disney says the incidents discussed on Twitter "most likely" occurred "as a result of an unauthorized individual re-using a customer’s email/password combination gathered during previous security incidents."

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Disney+ has gotten off to a pretty rocky start. Disney+ has gotten off to a pretty rocky start. After a launch day plagued by technical failures and subscribers having difficulty trying to access content, the service appears to have stabilized just in time to have a potential cybersecurity issue on its hands.

Disney+ only released last week, but accounts for the service are already being attacked by hackers . My account got hacked & email/password changed, thankfully I canceled my subscription before the hack ." Another user said, "#distwitter has anyone’s @disneyplus account been hacked ?

Disney said that if its systems notice suspicious login activity on a user’s online account, as a precaution, "we will lock their account and request a password reset."

However, reader David Bekendorf said that when he clicked on the Disney+ app to change his password, "it clearly warns you that any change made will be used across the entire Walt Disney Company. So when I created my Disney+ with a unique password, it locked me out of MyDisneyExperience and my Disney Vacation Club website access. When I changed my DVC, it in turn changed my Disney+."

It's a good reminder to use unique passwords at every account because all a hacker needs is one poor password to break in. Many deal with the onslaught of passwords by using a password manager such as Dashlane or 1Pass.

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Hacked Disney+ accounts are already available for sale online

  Hacked Disney+ accounts are already available for sale online Hackers capitalized on the launch of Disney+ by stealing user accounts and selling them online.According to an investigation from ZDNet, many of these stolen accounts are being offered for free on hacking forums or are available for sale with prices ranging from $3 to $11, despite the fact that a legitimate Disney+ subscription only costs $7.

Since Disney+ went live, hackers have stolen thousands of customers' accounts and put them up for sale on the dark web, according to a report. Mr Hill said that hackers can lift someone's password from a different site which has previously been hacked and then try it on a new site, like Disney+ .

Although these users getting breached are the kinds of users that won't bother with stuff like that for the most part. However, other users said online that they did not, and had used passwords unique for their Disney+ accounts. Luckily they didn't add Cory in the House so I never got Disney+ .

Tech issues that marred the launch Nov. 12 have yet to be fully tamed. On Twitter, many complained of not being able to reach customer service. USA TODAY found a 60-minute wait Monday to reach a customer service rep on the phone, or 30 minutes for live chat.

Disney's terms of service allow for four simultaneous streams on different devices, and seven different people can share a screen name.

Disney+ is the studio's big bet to take on Netflix. First-run films produced by Disney and its subsidiaries will bypass Disney-owned TV channels such as ABC, the Disney Channel and Freeform and stream on Disney+, unless they are R-rated.

Disney+ is billed as a family-friendly service. More adult-oriented films will probably end up on Hulu, which is owned by Disney.

Beyond the Disney catalog and made-for-streaming productions, Disney+ is marketed as the home for films and TV shows from Marvel, Pixar, National Geographic and Lucasfilm's Star Wars universe.

The Disney+ service is the highest-profile streamer of the year, following the launch of Apple TV+ on Nov. 1. Coming in 2020: HBO Max from Warner Media and Peacock from NBC/Universal. Reruns of "Friends" will go to HBO Max, and "The Office" is headed to Peacock.

Follow USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham on Twitter, @jeffersongraham

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Did Disney+ get hacked?

Disney: Hackers may have stolen your Disney+ login, but don’t blame us .
With more than 10 million people having registered for Disney+ access as of launch day alone, it’s no surprise that some of those accounts ended up on the dark web, where hackers sell them to anyone looking to pay for access to Disney’s brand new streaming service. The phenomenon isn’t new, as stolen Netflix credentials and other logins have been sold online the same way for years. But if you’ve just discovered that someone hacked your account, it’s very likely that it’s your own fault.

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